The President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the Indian national cricket team will following all quarantine arrangements made by the Australian government for their upcoming tour of Australia. Ganguly, who has recently completed one year as chief of BCCI has said that BCCI has held conversations with Cricket Australia (CA) about making the bio-bubble stronger for India.
India will travel to Australia with a squad of at least 30 members for all 3 formats. Ganguly further stated that India’s tour to Australia was never in doubt as to whether it will take place despite the fact that CA haven’t shared details about the official fixture of the series between the two sides.
‘We are trying to get everything in place’ – Ganguly
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Ganguly confirmed that Sydney would be where the initial part of the tour will take place. “So far it is ahead. The initial part will be in Sydney. We are still in discussions on how to get the bio part and medical parts stronger because it’s a long tour but I am told Australia is COVID free at the moment, there aren’t many cases. Basically, we are trying to get everything in place and make sure it is safe. That’s all,” Ganguly was quoted as saying.
Since there is a compulsory 14-day quarantine, Ganguly stated that the players will travel to Australia straight from UAE where the IPL is taking place. He also said that CA is trying to accommodate the families.
“We have requested that [families of cricketers to be accommodated on tour] because they have been in the IPL for a long time and then they go straight from the IPL to Australia because there is a 14-day quarantine. It will be solved. They [players] have already been living in a bubble for the last 80 days,” he added.
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